1. How Far Will Jaylon Smith Fall After Reported Medical Issues at Combine?

    For some young prospects, the NFL Scouting Combine is a dream come true. A chance to bolster their draft stock in front of scouts and coaches from across the NFL...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 7 months ago 46,655 reads 66 comments

  2. Remember Keith Marshall? Georgia RB Shines at Combine, Makes Statement to NFL

    Each year the headlines at the NFL Scouting Combine are dominated by the elite prospects. We want to know about Laremy Tunsil's bench-press performance...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 7 months ago 40,244 reads 37 comments

  3. Combine Offers Laremy Tunsil Chance to Cement Status as Top Pick in 2016 Draft

    The Underwear Olympics has begun! Hundreds of the nation's top college football players have descended on Indianapolis for the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine, where they will be poked, prodded, pushed and put through the paces...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 7 months ago 11,742 reads 24 comments

  4. Chase Daniel Latest Longtime Backup Who Would Flop as NFL Starter

    There are certain facts about the National Football League. Quarterback is the most sought-after position in the game. There aren't as many quality NFL starters at the position as there are teams...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 7 months ago 34,059 reads 45 comments

  5. Heath Miller Was the Perfect Pittsburgh Steeler

    In 11 NFL seasons, tight end Heath Miller never topped 1,000 receiving yards in a season. Miller never hit double digits in touchdown grabs. He didn 't generate headlines like Rob Gronkowski ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 7 months ago 32,181 reads 67 comments

  6. Is Wide Receiver Becoming the Most Polarizing Position of 2016 NFL Draft Class?

    Over the past couple of seasons, there has been an influx of young talent at wide receiver unlike any we've seen in NFL history...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 7 months ago 38,611 reads 64 comments

  7. Kirk Cousins Guaranteed to Be Overpaid in 2016 NFL Free Agency

    There isn't a player in the National Football League who made more cabbage for himself over the course of the 2015 season than Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 7 months ago 50,369 reads 234 comments

  8. The One Free Agent Each NFL Team Must Re-Sign in 2016 Offseason

    The 2015 NFL season is done. Super Bowl 50 has come and gone, with Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos hoisting the Lombardi Trophy as NFL champions. Now, NFL teams can settle in for a long, uneventful offseason...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 7 months ago 117,879 reads 122 comments

  9. NFL Honors Awards 2016: Bleacher Report's Final Expert Awards

    If there's one thing the NFL loves more than money... OK, there's nothing the NFL loves more than money. One way to fatten the league's already bursting coffers is with more televised programming...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 112,258 reads 250 comments

  10. Super Bowl 50 Predictions: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Picks

    And then there were two. Back in September, 32 teams entered the 2015 season with dreams of playing in Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, California. Less than half had a realistic shot at making it there...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 128,085 reads 276 comments

  11. Super Bowl Media Day 2016: Live Reaction, Interviews and Highlights for Panthers

    It's Super Bowl week! The AFC champion Denver Broncos and NFC champion Carolina Panthers have made their way to Santa Clara, California, site of the 50th incarnation of the biggest event in sports...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 7,658 reads 48 comments

  12. Young Panthers Linebackers Will Have to Grow Up in a Hurry vs. Broncos

    The Carolina Panthers rode a combination of an explosive offense and a stout defense to the NFL 's best record in 2015 and a berth opposite the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 31,214 reads 27 comments

  13. Shutting Down Panthers TE Greg Olsen Key for Broncos Pass D in Super Bowl 50

    After watching the Carolina Panthers hang an NFC Championship Game-record 49 points on the Arizona Cardinals , there's little question the Denver Broncos ' top-ranked defense faces its stiffest test of the season in Super Bowl 50...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 14,536 reads 162 comments

  14. Panthers Secondary Faces Toughest Test of Season vs. Cardinals in NFC Title Game

    The Carolina Panthers have spent most of the 2015 season as the big dogs of the National Football League, thanks in large part to a defense that ranks sixth in the league in both yards and points allowed...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 19,843 reads 187 comments

  15. NFL Playoff Predictions: Bleacher Report's Conference Championship Picks

    And then there were four. After last week's divisional round, four teams remain in the race to reach Santa Clara, California, and Super Bowl 50. There won't be any Cinderellas at this year's big ball either...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 200,249 reads 446 comments

  16. Big Game from Patrick Peterson Crucial for Cardinals Victory in NFC Championship

    In the lead-up to Sunday's NFC Championship Game, there will be no shortage of discussion regarding quarterbacks Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers and Carson Palmer of the Arizona Cardinals ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 17,682 reads 62 comments

  17. Cardinals Get Badly Needed Wake-Up Call in Wild Win vs. Packers

    In 2015, the Arizona Cardinals have been one of the NFL 's best teams. They possess a potent offense brimming with talent. A swarming defense capable of shutting down opponents...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 132,319 reads 280 comments

  18. Doug Pederson Hire Should Return NFL Normalcy to Eagles After Nightmare 2015

    To say that the 2015 season was a disappointment for the Philadelphia Eagles would be a massive understatement. After a pair of 10-win seasons, head coach Chip Kelly was given the keys to the car—complete personnel control...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 37,084 reads 75 comments

  19. Ben McAdoo Gives New York Giants Continuity—for Better or Worse

    As soon as it became available, the head coaching job for the New York Giants was considered the crown jewel of this year's class of vacancies...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 124,303 reads 231 comments

  20. NFL Playoff Predictions: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Divisional Picks

    We bore witness to a bit of NFL history being made in the 2016 Wild Card Round. For the first time ever, all four road teams were victorious in the same playoff weekend...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 218,317 reads 509 comments

  21. Vontaze Burfict Got What He Deserves with 3-Game Suspension

    On Saturday night, the Cincinnati Bengals , perhaps the most talented team in this year's playoffs, experienced one of the bigger meltdowns in NFL postseason history...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 102,674 reads 239 comments

  22. Adam Gase Perfect Hire to Fix Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill

    After investing tens of millions of dollars on both sides of the ball last offseason, the Miami Dolphins were a trendy pick in many circles to take the "next step" in 2015...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 48,351 reads 182 comments

  23. Ben Roethlisberger's Jekyll-and-Hyde Act May Spell Playoff Trouble for Steelers

    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is an NFL superstar. An elite player at football's most important position...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 23,842 reads 61 comments

  24. Sean Payton Returning Sets up Make-or-Break Year for Coach, Saints in 2016

    As the New Orleans Saints pitched and lurched their way to a 7-9 record in 2015, speculation grew that the only coach to bring a Super Bowl win to the Big Easy could be nearing the end of the line...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 25,638 reads 96 comments

  25. NFL Playoff Predictions: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Wild-Card Picks

    The NFL 's second season is underway. On Saturday, the Wild Card Round of the 2015-16 NFL playoffs will begin. Thirty-two teams entered the season with dreams of making it to Santa Clara, California, and Super Bowl 50...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 241,707 reads 551 comments